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A morning feast to celebrate the end of Ramadan’s fast

Let's eat ... Fatima Chahrouk's family prepare to celebrate the end of fasting. Photo: Brendan Esposito

Let’s eat … Fatima Chahrouk’s family prepare to celebrate the end of fasting. Photo: Brendan Esposito FOR the past 30 nights Fatima Chahrouk has prepared an evening iftar, or fast-breaking, meal for a rotating combination of her six children, her two grandchildren, her husband, her brother, her sister-in-law, her brother’s children and lastly, for herself. Yesterday … Continue reading A morning feast to celebrate the end of Ramadan’s fast

In Bitter Moments, Reaching for the Sweet

Bitter Moments blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

THERE was a bowl of Hershey miniatures in the waiting room in my husband’s divorce lawyer’s office, and a smaller bowl in the conference room next to the pens. I wondered if divorcing couples in London were offered Maltesers, and if bickering spouses in Sydney got that Kookaburra green apple licorice, and if Parisians who … Continue reading In Bitter Moments, Reaching for the Sweet

Google CEO skewered in giant ‘Jumbotron’ Times Square ad

Google CEO blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

A video cartoon featuring Google’s chief giving away ice-cream to snoop on children aired on a giant screen in Times Square today as a privacy group continued to hound the internet giant. Consumer Watchdog took its gripes with Google to the centre of Manhattan, where it paid to have a “Don’t be evil?” animated clip … Continue reading Google CEO skewered in giant ‘Jumbotron’ Times Square ad

Savage Orthodontics Office Host Halloween Candy Buyback Program

This is the second year that the Savage orthodontists at Cosmopolitan have offered the program, which is designed to entice young patients to donate candies that might be harmful to their orthodontic treatment to American soldiers serving overseas. “Offering the buy-back program serves a couple of purposes for us,” said Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth, an Eagan … Continue reading Savage Orthodontics Office Host Halloween Candy Buyback Program

A mule-drawn New Orleans institution

Roman Chewing Candy Cart blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

NEW ORLEANS — The shadows are growing long as the Roman Candy man’s mule-drawn wagon rattles up Camp Street, a narrow, potholed thoroughfare that meanders along the Mississippi west from the city’s heart. It’s been a long, hot day for Ron Kottemann and Ada, the mule, and now, with a few unsold taffy sticks piled … Continue reading A mule-drawn New Orleans institution

Allens is Australia’s most effective ad

Allens lollies blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

A gaint doll towers over the street in Allens Confectionery ad by agency JWT which was named Australia’s most effective ad campaign at the Effies on Thursday night.  JWT has taken out the prize for Australia’s most effective advertising campaign after reigniting consumer interest in Allen’s Jellies brand. Advertising agency JWT won the Grand Effie … Continue reading Allens is Australia’s most effective ad

Spring Racing Carnival Candy Bar

Spring Racing Carnival candy bar created by The Candy Buffet Company

Spring Racing Carnival Candy Bar – This candy bar brought a classic spring feel with a contemporary touch. Created in preparation for the 2010 Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne, we loved incorporating bird cages and heart-shaped lollipops in the design. Coupled with gorgeous apothecary jars, the perfect spring colours, green, pink & white, complimented the … Continue reading Spring Racing Carnival Candy Bar

Salvation Army hand out candy canes

Salvation Army to ring bells, hand out candy canes at Saratoga Race Course this weekend in hopes of collecting donations By MAREESA NICOSIA, The Saratogian SARATOGA SPRINGS — Salvation Army bells will be ringing as usual this weekend at the gates of Saratoga Race Course. Not as usual will be the 4,000 candy canes bell-ringer … Continue reading Salvation Army hand out candy canes

Beautiful Wedding Lolly Buffet At Fenix

Fenix wedding lolly buffet in green, white and black created by The Candy Buffet Company

The Candy Buffet Company team loves working with Fenix Events. In the heart of Richmond, this Melbourne city venue has floor to ceiling windows for an amazing view of the Yarra River. Setup against the Yarra-facing windows, the lolly buffet was a perfect centrepiece for the evening. The wedding colours were green, black and white. Our stylist … Continue reading Beautiful Wedding Lolly Buffet At Fenix

Candy makers mad at Obama and Congress for Mexico tariff

Candy makers mad at Obama blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

Candy makers on Friday blamed President Barack Obama’s administration and Congress for a new 20 percent duty on $45 million of U.S. chewing gum and chocolate exports to Mexico. “Dozens of U.S. gum and chocolate makers large and small will immediately feel the effects of these duties,” Larry Graham, president of the National Confectioners Association, … Continue reading Candy makers mad at Obama and Congress for Mexico tariff

Candy Bar At The ISES White Gala Ball

ISES White Gala Ball by The Candy Buffet Company

The Candy Buffet Company was delighted to design an all-white lolly buffet for the The International Special Events Society Melbourne (ISES). The high-profile event was held on Friday, 13 August 2010 at the Grand Ballroom, Hilton on the Park. The party was named the events industry ‘night of whites,’.  This was an opportunity to attend one of the the … Continue reading Candy Bar At The ISES White Gala Ball

15 Unique Reception Ideas

Want to stretch the limits and have a wedding like none other? Our inspired ideas will help you unveil your personal style for an out-of-this-world celebration. by Allison Micarelli Looking to have a wedding like none other — at least like none other you’ve ever attended? Don’t be afraid to try something new and something … Continue reading 15 Unique Reception Ideas

Prisoner uses lollies in escape

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PRISONER Lew Ross used a smuggled mobile phone and lollies to plan his escape from custody in Toowoomba at the weekend. Ross, 34, appeared in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court today and pleaded guilty to escaping lawful custody, obstructing police, and dealing with a prohibited thing. Prosecutor senior constable Mark McKenzie said Ross, who suffers from … Continue reading Prisoner uses lollies in escape

Boston Police bring Sweets to Streets

Boston Police bring sweets to the streets blog by The Candy Buffet Company

The cops are hitting the streets to sweeten their rep with free ice cream. “I think it’s adorable. You can’t go wrong with free ice cream,” said Keri Lydon, 38, of Roslindale, who picked up a cup for her child at the playground yesterday. To get the scoop, the Herald accompanied four officers and a … Continue reading Boston Police bring Sweets to Streets

BSF Guards offer sweets to Pakistan rangers on I-Day

Wagah border (Punjab), R S Pura (Jammu and Kashmir), Aug 15 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) guards offered sweets to their Pakistan counterparts at the Wagah border check post on the occasion of India’s 64th Independence Day celebration on Sunday. On this occasion, various tourists here were seen jubilant, holding aloft the national flags. … Continue reading BSF Guards offer sweets to Pakistan rangers on I-Day

Katy Perry Gives Australians Free Ice Cream, Inspires Jingoistic Rage

Kay Perry Ice Cream blog by The Candy Buffet Company

You might not be aware of this (given the fact that you probably don’t live in Australia), but on August 27, Katy Perry is teaming up with hyphenated frozen-treat magnate Baskin-Robbins to give everyone free ice cream! I know! All you have to do is wander into any of B-R’s ice cream parlors in Sydney … Continue reading Katy Perry Gives Australians Free Ice Cream, Inspires Jingoistic Rage

Melbourne Football Club Lolly Buffet Pics

Melbourne Football Club Lolly Buffet by The Candy Buffet Company

“It’s a Grand Old Flag” The Melbourne Football Club Demons hosted a “Foundation Heroes Dinner” on 4th August 2010. The dinner was the third major Debt Demolition fundraiser. Melbourne supporters rallied to raise the funds needed to get on top of the club’s debt. The world’s oldest football club asked for the community’s support and that’s … Continue reading Melbourne Football Club Lolly Buffet Pics

Julia Roberts Gets Strict with Her Kids – About Sweets

Julia Roberts blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

Julia Roberts may have gained 7 lbs. from eating bowls of spaghetti, gelato and decadent desserts in Rome while she filmed Eat Pray Love, but don’t expect to find her three children eating rich sugary foods at home. “I’m a pretty strict mom when it comes to sweets,” the Oscar winner, 42, told PEOPLE at … Continue reading Julia Roberts Gets Strict with Her Kids – About Sweets

Wedding Trends of 2010

Wedding Trends blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

Come on in, step inside. Have some candy. There are homemade pies and cupcakes on the side table. Later, if you’re still hungry, you can have a midnight lunch of pizza and finger foods. No, this isn’t your grandmother’s house. These are some of the wedding trends of summer 2010. Cathryn Faulkner, catering sales manager … Continue reading Wedding Trends of 2010

Cookie headset: Do we smell the future of sweets?

Cookie Helmet blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

We are now messing with things that mankind has no business messing with: confectionary treats. “Meta Cookie” is an “interactive gustatory display” by Takuji Narumi of the University of Tokyo meant to test how computers can manipulate the way people perceive taste. The mad scientist has created a helmet with goggles that connect to a … Continue reading Cookie headset: Do we smell the future of sweets?

New store offers sweet, cheerful treats

Unicorn pops, chocolate-flavored crayons and candy necklaces all bring smiles to the faces of adults and children alike. Those smiles can now come easier and more frequently as Kimberly Sheldon, owner of the Candy Bouquet, has just opened a shop where the young and not so young can indulge in bon bons, meltaways and Pop … Continue reading New store offers sweet, cheerful treats

A spoonful of sugar

Mary Poppins Lolly Buffet by The Candy Buffet Company

The new Mary Poppins show that has rolled into Melbourne has been met with rave reviews from all and sundry and The Candy Buffet Company was lucky enough to be invited to present a candy buffet for 200 children and parents at the pre-matinee event for Showbiz at Trunk in Melbourne. As one of our … Continue reading A spoonful of sugar

Justin Bieber always eats candy before going on stage

Justin Bieber blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

Justin Bieber always eats candy before going on stage. The teen pop sensation is currently on his North American ‘My World Tour’ and it has been revealed he likes to get a sugar fix before stepping out on stage. pre-show snack favourites include Sour Patch Kids and Gummy Worms UsMagazine.com reports the 16-year-old singer’s “pre-show … Continue reading Justin Bieber always eats candy before going on stage

Hot, sticky mess leads guys to success

From left, Eric Heinbockel, Nick LaCava and Fabian Kaempfer incorporated Chocomize in August 2009.

The candy had melted in the backseat of the car, turning the dark chocolate, marshmallows, granola and Gummi Bears into a hot, sticky mess. But Nick LaCava wasn’t having any of this “throw it away” nonsense. When he and his friends arrived home, LaCava, 23, tossed the bag into the fridge. A few hours later … Continue reading Hot, sticky mess leads guys to success

All sweet in the end

All Sweet in the End blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

OLIVER Simpson’s candy was looted recently, but fortunately, 11-year-old Oliver’s story has a happy ending. A year ago, Oliver decided to start a business where candy machines were placed inside five pubs around the local area: Candelo, Tathra and Wolumla Pubs, The Three Willows Pambula and the Commercial Hotel in Bega. Oliver was yet to … Continue reading All sweet in the end

Top 10 Candy Urban Legends

Read about the top ten candy urban legends on The Candy Buffet Company blog. 10. The Exploding Jawbreaker in the Microwave This one is true, true, true and was proven so by the MythBusters. Nobody can explain exactly why, but microwaving a giant jawbreaker will turn it into a very dangerous molten sugar grenade. Also, … Continue reading Top 10 Candy Urban Legends

Stunning Cocoa Grab Could Hike Prices, Lower Quality

The Candy Buffet Company blog article about stunning cocoa

Parents worldwide may agree that too much chocolate is a bad thing, but one British hedge fund manager clearly would differ. Last week Anthony Ward, manager of the hedge fund Armajaro Holdings, made a big bet on the rising price of chocolate by picking up about $1 billion worth of cocoa beans. And in a … Continue reading Stunning Cocoa Grab Could Hike Prices, Lower Quality

Winter Wonderland Candy Buffet Melbourne

Ice Lounge candy buffet Melbourne by The Candy Buffet Company

Candy Buffet Melbourne The Ice Lounge candy buffet Melbourne – an awesome display of chilly treats. We created a winter wonderland candy buffet that sparkled and shined! Our candy buffet looked gorgeous in Melbourne’s unique fully frozen bar, Chill On. ABOUT CHILL ON ICE LOUNGE When guests enter Chill On, they are given ski jackets, capes, gloves and … Continue reading Winter Wonderland Candy Buffet Melbourne

If only we could snag one of those Jager boys

Hawthorn Football Club lolly buffet by The Candy Buffet Company

ONCE upon a time, a Hawthorn Football Club social event consisted of a sausage sizzle down at Glenferrie Oval after Thursday night training, where legendary trainer Bob Yeoman would dispense the snags and the wisdom, and fans could mingle freely with board members and players. Much has changed at ”the family club” since then. On … Continue reading If only we could snag one of those Jager boys

World’s Most Expensive Lollipops

World's most expensive lollipop blog post by The Candy Buffet Company

EDIBLE GOLD LOLLIPOP The Swiss luxury confectioners at DeLafée are known for their silver and gold sweets and, in keeping with that tradition, created a lollipop sprinkled with edible gold flakes. Aside from the gold, they used the “finest ingredients” to justify the $38.50 price tag on this strawberry sucker. Of course, watching your girlfriend … Continue reading World’s Most Expensive Lollipops

Halloween Candy Buffet

Halloween candy buffet designed by The Candy Buffet Company

Halloween holds a special place for in The Candy Buffet Company household. We know this is weird as our business in Australia. Many Aussies sneer at the season as little more than an American kids pastime. We couldn’t disagree more! Not only have the Yanks managed to create a great past time, but the spin that … Continue reading Halloween Candy Buffet

Trafford chocolatiers invade Pentagon armed with candy

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi buys them. Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin loves them, too. Chocolates, truffles, fudge and nut brittles, handcrafted in Trafford for nearly a century, have made their way to the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. Pentagon employees have been on the customer list of Sherm Edwards Candies since its upscale Edward … Continue reading Trafford chocolatiers invade Pentagon armed with candy